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Zimbabwe's Neighbours Block Arms Delivery

Zimbabwe's neighbouring countries have not allowed a Chinese ship to unload arms delivery for the crisis-hit country as the regime of President Mugabe is accused of increasing violence against opposition. Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa urged African st

World | April 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1247

Shakira, British PM Debate over Third World's Education Boosting

Pop star Shakira is due to discuss how to boost Third World education with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the Sun reported Monday.

World | April 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3459

CNN Reporter Arrested with Rope around Neck, Genitals, Drugs in Pocket

CNN reporter Richard Quest is to undergo six months of counselling after being arrested in Central Park for possession of drugs, BBC reported Monday.

World | April 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7627

81 Die in Somalia Clashes

Two days of street fighting between Ethiopian troops and Islamist fighters in Mogadishu left 81 civilians dead and more than 100 wounded. The rebels, trying to bring down Somalia's shaky government, have used civilians as human shields, the head of the M

World | April 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1318

Ex-Bishop Elected President in Paraguay

Paraguay have ended six decades of single-party rule, electing on Sunday former Roman Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo president. Lugo, backed by the Patriotic Alliance for Change, claimed 41 percent of the vote to about 31 percent for his chief opponent, B

World | April 21, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2981

Paraguay Voting for President in Tight Race

Paraguayans are voting Sunday in presidential and congressional elections that is a strong test to the Colorado Party, the world's longest-ruling political party. Early polls show ex-bishop Fernando Lugo edging out the ruling party's Blanca Ovelar and re

World | April 20, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1444

Zimbabwe Opposition Says 10 Killed, 3,000 Displaced

Zimbabwe's main opposition party MDC has claimed that 10 of its supporters have been killed and about 3,000 internally displaced in retribution for voting against President Robert Mugabe in the elections in March. War veterans and Zanu PF youth militia h

World | April 20, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1304

Eleven Soldiers Killed in Helicopter Crash in Mexico

A total of eleven Mexican soldiers died in a helicopter crash during anti-drug operations in the western state of Michoacan, BBC reported Saturday.

World | April 19, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1498

Putin Denies Divorce Rumours

Outgoing Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied rumours that he secretly divorced his wife Lyudmila and plans to marry Alina Kabayeva, a 24-year-old Russian Olympic gold medallist in rhythmic gymnastics. "In what you said, there is not one word of t

World | April 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2658

Drunk Russian Sleeps with Knife in His Back

A Russian man slept off a night of after-work drinking without noticing a 15-centimeter kitchen knife in his back until his wife woke him up, BBC reported Friday.

World | April 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2075

British PM: World Owes Bush Huge Debt of Gratitude for Combating Terrorism

Terrorism, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran and economic issues were among the topics discussed by the US President George Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at a meeting, held in the White House, CNN reported.

World | April 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1426

Pope Criticises Handling of Catholic Church Sex Scandals

Pope Benedict XVI has criticised US Roman Catholic leaders over their handling of the clerical child sex abuse scandals that rocked the US in recent years. Speaking to bishops in Washington, the Pope said the situation "was sometimes very badly handled,"

World | April 17, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1574

At Least 49 Dead after Bombing Attack on Mourners in Iraq

A suicide bomber has attacked a funeral in northern Iraq, killing at least 49 people and wounding at least 20 others. The attacker detonated the bomb in the Sunni village of Bu Mohammed, near the city of Baquba, north of the capital Baghdad, BBC reported

World | April 17, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1493

Putin in Libya to Sign USD 2.5 B Arms Deal - Report

Russian President Vladimir Putin started Wednesday an official visit to Libya, which is expected to be dominated by arms deals and discussions on energy cooperation. Putin's visit may bring closure to several large arms deals totalling USD 2.

World | April 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2436

44 Children Die in Bus Crash in India

At least 44 school children died after a bus ran off the road and plunged into a canal in Western India. The accident occurred near the town of Vadodara in the western state of Gujarat, CNN reported.

World | April 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2724

83 Killed in Plane Crash in Congo

A plane crashed Tuesday shortly after taking off from the Goma airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing 83 passengers and crew on board, CNN reported. The Hewa Bora Airways DC-9 machine was heading from the city of Goma to the central city of

World | April 15, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1666

Berlusconi Secures Third Term as Italy's PM

Media magnate Silvio Berlusconi has won his third mandate as Italian Prime Minister with the outline of Italy's new government starting to emerge after the victory. Gianni Letta becomes deputy prime minister, while Roberto Maroni, chairman of the Norther

World | April 15, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1407

Zimbabwe Strike Gets Muted Response

The Zimbabwe opposition's call for a nationwide strike over delayed release of presidential election results got muted response on Tuesday, with Zimbabwean shops and businesses remaining open. People say they cannot afford to lose a day's pay and others

World | April 15, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1152

Putin Becomes Leader of United Russia Party

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to become leader to join the United Russia party. In a speech before the ninth party congress, he made a commitment to become a guarantor of the reforms in the country.

World | April 15, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1501

Berlusconi Leads in Italy Parliamentary Elections

The bloc of the Italian tycoon Silvio Berlusconi has a small lead in Italy's early parliamentary elections according to latest exit polls.

World | April 14, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1856

Macedonia's Snap Polls Called for June 1

Snap parliamentary elections in Macedonia have been scheduled for June 1, a parliamentary speaker announced on Sunday, a day after the MPs voted to dissolve the present Parliament. After two-day debates, the ruling center-right VMRO-DPMNE party together

World | April 14, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1440
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